In Years 7 to 9 girls will study a broad and balanced curriculum, preparing them well for GCSE options. Alongside core subjects, they will be able to study Modern Foreign Languages, Latin, Sport, Music, Drama, Humanities and Computing. These are supported by an extensive co-curricular activities programme and development of their independent learning and academic skills.
In Years 10 and 11, most students will study for nine or ten GCSEs. A unique enrichment programme encourages students to explore areas outside their examined subjects, such as International Future Problem Solving, Model United Nations and Engineering Challenge Days.
Redmaids’ High School is the only school in Bristol to offer the choice between the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A Levels in the Sixth Form.
The A Level programme is wide and varied, with an excellent range of nearly 30 subjects – all taught by specialists. From September 2016, students will take three or four linear A Levels, with examinations taken at the end of Year 13.
In addition, students take at least one additional qualification which could be the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a maths qualification or a Sports Leaders award.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a well-established and highly regarded international programme which provides great depth and breadth of study. Girls studying on the IB Diploma programme take six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level. They also complete a compulsory core, which includes an extended essay research project, a Theory of Knowledge course, and a “Creativity, Activity, Service” enrichment programme.